Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd May 2008 13:02 UTC
Multimedia, AV Many of us grew up with the idea of the component audio system. A receiver (or a separate preamplifier and amplifier), tuner (radio), record player, tape deck, and later on a CD player. If you were into more fancy stuff, you had a DAT or MiniDisc deck as well. While some of us cling on to this mindset like there's no tomorrow, the real world seems to favour a different method of consuming music. According to Erica Ogg (what's in a name), the component audio system is on its way out - thanks to the iPod and the commoditisation of music.
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MP3 is to blame
by JCooper on Sat 24th May 2008 11:45 UTC
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When everyone had 56k connections, but wanted to steal music, MP3 provided the perfect medium - people got the music they wanted, that sounded OK at the volume they wanted to play it on their PC.

Nowadays, broadband is everywhere and storage is cheap. It's a shame the online stores only sell MP3s (albeit at reasonable qualities) rather than FLAC - audiophiles would return in droves if you could buy the odd tune here and there in FLAC (I know I might consider it).

At least CDs are cheaper nowadays ;)

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RE: MP3 is to blame
by lydgate on Sat 24th May 2008 13:56 in reply to "MP3 is to blame"
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Used vinyl (even in excellent or near mint quality) is about 1/5 the price of new releases of the same stuff.

Obviously that excludes rarities, but I can pick up 4-6 LPs for 10 pounds here in the UK; it's hard to find a single CD that cheap, at least in stores. (Of course used CDs are cheaper, but I've not found a good source of these yet...)

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